Malaria claims about 200 lives in the Ashanti Region

Malaria claims about 200 lives in the Ashanti Region

Felix Frimpong, the Ashanti Regional Health Promoter has revealed that about 200 persons died of malaria in the Ashanti Region in 2015.

Frimpong noted that 2009 National malaria Campaign Programme annual report indicate that malaria accounts for about 32.5% of all OPD attendances and 48.8 % of fewer than five years admissions in the country.

The disease he said is a major cause of poverty and low productivity in the Ashanti Region and the country.

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Frimpong in his interview with Ultimate FM advised residents to keep their surroundings and avoid creating conducive environment for mosquitoes to breed their larvae.

He further bemoaned the need for all stakeholders to help adapt various strategies, aside the free distribution of mosquito nets for residents, to help combat malaria.

 

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